ceramist samantha robinson

Tea Petal was a beautiful shop in Bondi that closed down about six months ago and there hasn't been another shop quite like it. The displays were beautiful and I would often drop by to buy a bunch of flowers and admire the handmade ceramics of Samantha Robinson. My favourites would have to be the "watermelon" bowls, pictured above. Sam is now based in Alexandria and regularly has a stall at Paddington and Bondi markets.

Which five words best describe you? Tornado. Positive. Chaotic. Naughty. Loving.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? Paper round when I was a little girl. The path I followed was always art first. I was a dancer and then photography, then painting, then finally ceramics.
What's your proudest achievement? My two daughters Fauve and Willow.
Who inspires you? Roger and Dierdre Law. Both amazing creative and interesting people. Roger Law was the creator of Spitting Image and is a great artist and his wife is a talent her own right.
What are you passionate about? Ceramics, food, music and living life to the fullest.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? To believe in what you and don't be afraid do it on your own.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? The grandparents I never got to meet.
What dream do you still want to fulfill? I want to make pots all my life until I am so old and get my PHD in ceramics so I can be a doctor, and also to watch my kids have there own children and get married.

images courtesy of Samantha Robinson

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